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What We Love

  • A traditional, elegant stay in a historic building, right in the heart of the city, with breakfastThe central location between Edinburgh's Old and New Towns
  • Indulging in exquisite Aveda treatments at the sleek spa
  • Trying out a few single malts in the hotel's wood-paneled bar

What To Know

  • Free WiFi
  • There is nightly turn down service
  • The hotel has a unique stainless steel pool and luxurious onsite spa
  • The hotel is located right across from the Waverley train station


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Spa
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A regal five-star hotel, featuring stunning city views, a luxurious spa and plenty of authentic Scottish charm


With a stay at The Scotsman Hotel, you’ll be centrally located in Edinburgh, steps from Fruitmarket Gallery and City Art Centre. This 4-star hotel is close to St. Giles’ Cathedral and Greyfriars Kirk.


Make yourself at home in one of the 72 guestrooms featuring minibars and DVD players. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Make use of convenient amenities, which include complimentary wireless Internet access and wedding services.

Food & Drink

Enjoy a bite to eat at a coffee shop/café, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel’s 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include express check-in, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. This hotel has 8 meeting rooms available for events.

How to Get There

The Scotsman Hotel
20 North Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1TR United Kingdom


4.0 Very Good 3043 Reviews
Reviewed 1 day ago

The hotel is in a perfect location, half a block from the Royal Mile and directly next to the train station, so convenient! The tea service in our room was excellent, room service was so quick, food was excellent, and the soaking tub was divine. Would definitely stay here again.

Beautiful brunch
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped here for brunch one day which was wonderful. In very beautiful surroundings and lovely ambiance and interior. The food and choice of food and drinks was fantastic. Excellent customer service and staff very friendly.

Excellent new revamp
Reviewed 5 days ago

We decided to book The Scotsman to stay during a short visit to the beautiful city of Edinburgh. Originally the base of the Scotsman newspaper, now a beautiful hotel. It is situated next to Waverley station, but be warned, the hotel entrance is on the 4th floor & a steep walk with heavy cases!
We had a large double room which was rather disconcertingly two floors down from the reception. We needn't have worried. The room was newly refurbished with a stunning interior, huge bathroom & very comfortable bed. There was negligible street noise from the steps below.
There are not a large number communal areas, the breakfast room looks almost temporary. The breakfast however is very good and the staff friendly. The kippers were particularly good.
The adjoining Grand Cafe is well worth a visit if only for the ambience.
If staying in the old town, The Scotsman should be at the top of your list.

Relaxing & Comfortable
Reviewed 6 days ago

Old building with great decor , cosy and comfortable rooms. Staff cheerful ,friendly and very helpful with any information about transport and local sights.Great location. Relaxing bar with top quality drinks located in Hotel to help you unwind from a busy day.

THE place to stay on a visit
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a beautiful, welcoming hotel in the finest sense of the word! It has it's own signature scent and hot chocolate to sip while checking in. The staff is FABULOUS, especially the concierge, Nijinskey. We stay in the Fairmont in San Francisco and have NEVER felt the warmth and helpfulness of the staff in this fabulous historic hotel. On top of that, it is in a PERFECT location right on the Royal Mile. I miss it!!